Color palette choices

../_images/color_palettes.png

Python source code: [download source: color_palettes.py]

import numpy as np
import seaborn as sns
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
sns.set(style="white", context="talk")
rs = np.random.RandomState(7)


# Set up the matplotlib figure
f, (ax1, ax2, ax3) = plt.subplots(3, 1, figsize=(8, 6), sharex=True)

# Generate some sequential data
x = np.array(list("ABCDEFGHI"))
y1 = np.arange(1, 10)
sns.barplot(x, y1, palette="BuGn_d", ax=ax1)
ax1.set_ylabel("Sequential")

# Center the data to make it diverging
y2 = y1 - 5
sns.barplot(x, y2, palette="RdBu_r", ax=ax2)
ax2.set_ylabel("Diverging")

# Randomly reorder the data to make it qualitative
y3 = rs.choice(y1, 9, replace=False)
sns.barplot(x, y3, palette="Set3", ax=ax3)
ax3.set_ylabel("Qualitative")

# Finalize the plot
sns.despine(bottom=True)
plt.setp(f.axes, yticks=[])
plt.tight_layout(h_pad=3)